Pappy + Harriet's Presents
I See Hawks in LA
53688 Pioneertown Road
Pioneertown, CA, 92268
This event is all ages
Watch & Listen
I See Hawks in LA
“The finest country rock band on the planet” – MOJO
“One of California’s unique treasures” – Dave Alvin
"To say that I See Hawks in L.A. traipse a going-their-own-way path through that old folky Americana and classic California country rock thing doesn’t quite begin to describe the sheer scope of this band’s wiiiide-open vision. They’re adding much-needed musical and lyrical complexity to the old forms, blending and stretching both the emotional and sonic terrain to thrillingly new and unfamiliar points beyond.” – John Payne, L.A. Weekly
Formed in 1999 by Rob Waller and brothers Paul and Anthony Lacques during a philosophical discussion and rock throwing session on an East Mojave desert trek, I See Hawks In L.A. first gathered on the front porch in Echo Park, Los Angeles, drank whiskey, and began writing their endless rich stream of songs.
The Hawks have garnered a fiercely loyal following around the globe, with years of U.S., UK, and Euro touring, consistently rave reviews, and a serious presence in the top 10 of the Freeform American Roots chart (#1 three times), the Americana Chart, and the Euro Americana chart (top ten four times). Their live show, whether all acoustic or hard hitting psychedelic honky tonk electric, lights up the stages from their own Highland Park perch to Stagecoach in the Coachella desert, to the Carolinas and the roots festivals of UK and Europe.
In June 2018, "Live And Never Learn," the Hawks' 8th release, featuring new drummer and vocalist/songwriter Victoria Jacobs, debuted at #1 on the FAR Chart and hit #10 on the Euro Americana chart.
5 stars, MOJO; 8 stars, UNCUT; "I See Hawks In L.A. delivers more timeless twang," L.A. Times; "Live And Never Learn is a balm for the soul," Rock & Reel UK
The Hawks are noted for their lyrical celebrations and lamentations of earth and ecosphere, odes to the endless highway, and wry social commentary. Rob Waller's soulful baritone is augmented by rich three part harmonies, and traditional yet very experimental electric and steel guitar textures from Paul Lacques, layered with fiddle, dobro and accordion. Bassist and vocalist Paul Marshall (Strawberry Alarm Clock, Wanda Jackson), brings a deep understanding of Americana from bluegrass to psychedelic country rock, to the Hawks landscape.
Past and auxiliary Hawks include L.A.'s finest: David Jackson (Dillard & Clark, John Denver), Shawn Nourse (Dwight Yoakam, Mike Stinson), Gabe Witcher, Chris Hillman, Rick Shea, John McDuffie, and Brantley Kearns.